The Washington Romance Writers (WRW) are hosting their annual Reader Luncheon (link) on Saturday, October 8, 2016. I look forward to meeting Tamra Lassiter:
I live outside Washington, D.C. with my wonderfully supportive husband and two teenage daughters. If that isn’t enough, we have a Great Dane and an English Bulldog to keep us on our toes. It’s crazy around here, and I love every minute of it!
Writing is my third career. I didn't set out to be a writer, it was just meant to be. My Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech prepared me well for my first career as an Engineer/Program Manager. My second career was in Human Resources. Long story, but I figured it out. I believe the best start for a writing career is to be a reader first, and I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. I've loved to read ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery in the fourth grade. Now, I love reading just about everything, but I don’t read sad books. I don’t watch sad movies either for that matter, no matter how many awards they’ve won. Life’s too short, and who needs all that strife to bring us down?
Learn more about Tamra and her books at tamralassiter.com.
I love the cover from Tamra's latest release, GUIDING FATE:
Melanie Woodside, ER nurse and single mom, has endured suffering of her own. Her ne’er-do-well husband bailed after learning she was pregnant with their first child. Now he’s back and threatening her new life. When a hot Marine moves in next door, Melanie has more than enough on her plate, without trying to heal her new neighbor as well. But a handsome man battling the wounds of war is hard to resist, especially when he and her son take an instant liking to each other. And having him close makes her feel safer.
Will Everton is a hero of the Iraqi conflict, according to the Marine Corps, his friends, and his family. The problem is, he feels more like a mess. Plagued by headaches and nightmares, Will just wants solitude to glue his wounded psyche back together. That means keeping his distance from his pretty new neighbor. But when her son refuses to recognize the boundaries between Will’s house and his own, neither Will nor Melanie can resist a little boy’s pleas for togetherness. If Will's presence deters Melanie's ex, all the better.
Can Will trust himself to be the strong, steady man they need? And can Melanie trust herself not to repeat the mistakes of her past? Fate brought them together … will it be enough to keep them here?
I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Let's talk about pumpkins - love 'em or loathe 'em? I like pumpkin roll - the cream cheese filling works well with the pumpkin sponge cake.
2. Comments are open through Saturday, August 28, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, August 29.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
Pumpkin is my favorite veg & I have a great recipe for a pumpkin and orange cake :)ReplyDelete
I love pumpkin scones. A local pastry really.ReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of pumpkin - I just don't enjoy the taste of itReplyDelete
I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin seeds!ReplyDelete
I am not fond of pumpkin, but I love to carve them.ReplyDelete
I love them.ReplyDelete
It was never a big favorite as a child but as I got older I enjoyed it more and more - I now love it.ReplyDelete
I love anything Pumpkin inn dessert form.ReplyDelete
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com
I love,love Pumpkin :)ReplyDelete
I enjoy growing pumpkins and decorating with them. I didn't care for the pumpkin fad the past few years with everything, even coffee, pumpkin flavor. I do have a recipe for pumpkin soup that I like. Rather than use it as a sweet, I prefer to use it as a squash which is what it really is.ReplyDelete
I like pumpkins - I like to display them (carved or uncarved), and eat them in pies or other baked goods & the seeds are yummy in salads.ReplyDelete
I love pumpkins as decorations and like the smell of them, but don't really care for pumpkin flavored food or drinks.ReplyDelete
I love most pumpkin everything, but am particular about pies. It has to be real pumpkin!ReplyDelete
I LOVE pumpkin bread! I look forward to meeting you at the luncheon! :)ReplyDelete
Yes pumpkin pieReplyDelete
I like the way pumpkins look and every year use them for decorations. And usually in the season I will have a few slices of pumpkin pie.ReplyDelete
Not a big fan. Will have a piece of pumpkin pie with real whipped cream.ReplyDelete
I don't like the taste of pumpkin, so stay away from it.ReplyDelete
I like them a lot. I've had a them in a few things you wouldn't thing would work but definitely does including cookies and ice cream.ReplyDelete
I love pumpkin, I especially look forward to when Pumpkin spice lattes come out :)ReplyDelete
I hate pumpkin the only reason I have to eat them is because I'm wearing glasses due to bad vision and the doc recommend me to eat lots of pumpkinReplyDelete
Don't care for pumpkin.ReplyDelete